Welcome to the home page of the Siouxland Samplers Quilt Guild. We are a group of quilters, quilt lovers, fiber artists, fabric collectors, and late-night sewers. We enjoy making quilts, sleeping under quilts, or just looking at quilts. The expertise and support and inspiration we receive from each other make our group one you'll want to belong to. If you would like to find out more about what we do as a group, see the "About Us" link.
Show & Tell
Some of the ribbon winners from our 2013 Quilt Show. Click on the photo to see a larger view.
Our next Guild Meeting will be March 10th at 7:00 pm at 6th & Nebraska. The weather that day is supposed to be 50 degrees with zero chance of precipitation, so there will be no excuse not to attend!
The program that night will feature Sandra Wright, the owner of Just Sew quilt shop in Wayne, Ne. She will give advice on how to avoid wavy borders, sashings, and bindings, a problem we've all been faced with.
Here is info about an upcoming quilt show in Cherokee:
Cherokee Quilt Batts Patchwork & Pinwheels Quilt Show
April 12, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:00 pm
April 13, 2014 Noon to 4:00 pm
Western Iowa Tech Community College
200 Victory Drive
Cherokee IA 51012
And another quilt show in April:
43rdt Annual Kalona Quilt Show and Sale
Thurs. April 24, Evening Only 5 pm to 8 pm
Fri. April 25, 9 am to 7 pm
Sat. April 26, 9 am to 5 pm
Admission $5.00 ( only pay once, good for all three days.)
Located in the Kalona Community Center, on the corner of 6th & D Ave. in Kalona, IA.
Please check the current newsletter for the rest of our guild's quilt happenings.
Our Guild's monthly meeting on February 10th will feature a speaker from Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc., in Sioux City. Some of the Sunshine quilts our guild members make are provided to the Women and Children's Center operated by Jackson Recovery.
We encourage you to brave the cold to come to our meeting, which starts at 7:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church on 6th and Nebraska St. And since it's almost Valentine's Day, why not bring a friend or loved one along as a guest?
For other news about our Guild's activities, check out the current newsletter link on this page.
In case your brain is "frozen", we want to remind you of the next Guild meeting on January 13th at 7:00 pm at our regular meeting place at 6th and Nebraska Sts. Here's hoping a "warm front" moves through by then.
Membership dues for 2014 are due now. Check the December newsletter on this website for the membership form that you submit along with the yearly dues (due to the holidays, there is no January newsletter).
January 13th is the registration deadline for the first annual Quiltin' Bee, hosted by our Guild, and benefitting the June E. Nylen Cancer Center. There is a lot planned for this event, so click here for a flyer with a registration form so you don't miss out on the fun. You'll be glad you supported this very worthy cause.
Have a Happy 2014.